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HOWEY: Good mayors are getting things done

These past few weeks, we’ve seen more sclerosis in Washington, this time with the farm bill. On a topic that begged for compromise, everyone dug in, and there was celebration in some quarters even as they were spitting ashes out of their mouths.
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HOWEY: Pence sees a president in the mirror

Last month, we learned that Gov. Mike Pence was in New York attending an Indiana economic development event in Yankee Stadium. Earlier, he had been at a Republican Governors Association conference in New Orleans. A few days later, he was in Maryland to keynote a national confab on school choice.
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HOWEY: Republicans scald selves with critique

It was lunchtime reading unlike any other Craig Dunn had seen.
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HOWEY: Nothing simple about Obama and Indiana

When it comes to President Barack Obama and Hoosiers, well, it’s complicated.
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HOWEY: Unchastened Chocola soldiers on

One thing is clear in the troubling weeks following the loss of a Republican U.S. Senate seat in Indiana: Chris Chocola will not give up easily in his quest for ideological purity.
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HOWEY: Mourdock camp ran a bad campaign

A couple of days after Richard Mourdock upset U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar in the May primary, Howard County Republican Chairman Craig Dunn called me. Would I be open to a “clear the air” meeting with Mourdock?
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HOWEY: Super PACs will likely lead to corruption

Last summer, when the conservative Americans for Prosperity dumped $700,000 into Indiana on a TV ad attacking Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Joe Donnelly, I posted a story on the Howey Politics Indiana website talking about how the Super PAC was running the ad “on behalf” of Republican Senate nominee Richard Mourdock.
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HOWEY: Mourdock not sounding like old self

With every public survey since the May primary repeatedly showing Republican U.S. Senate nominee Richard Mourdock in a dead heat with Democrat Joe Donnelly, the Indiana treasurer has taken on a remake of his battered image.
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HOWEY: Incensed voters shoving pols to the exits

You say you want a revolution? You believe we need constitutional term limits?
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HOWEY: Obama plays the immigration card

After the Arizona ruling, the issue only gets more complicated for Republicans.
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